Otis Bertrum Knox Jr.
Otis Bertrum Knox Jr., 91, of Mabelvale, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 23. He was born March 26, 1928, in Eastland, Texas, the son of Otis Bertrum Knox Sr. and Katie Chloe Arnold Knox.
He was a member and deacon of Lifeline Baptist Church. At the age of 16, he enlisted in the U.S. Army to fight in World War II. He continued his service in the Army in Korea and U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. He retired from the Air National Guard as a SMSGT. He was an alumni of Texas A&M and was a civil engineer.
Preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Doyz Knox; and a sister, Martin Jean Morton, he is survived by a son, James Knox (Holly), of Mayflower; a daughter, Sarah Clement (Jeff), of Benton; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren with another to arrive in February.
He will be remembered for his intelligence, work ethic, kindness and dry sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to any local humane society.
Graveside service with full Military Honors will be held at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 27, at Roselawn Memorial Park, Asher and Woodrow, in Little Rock, with the Rev. Jeff Dial officiating.
Online guest book: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com. Family Comments: A special thanks to Mt. Carmel and Saline County Hospice for their care and support.